A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from August 26, 2016
“A potato walks into a bar…” (bar joke)

“A guy walks into a bar...” is a typical form of what has been called the “bar joke.” A potato version is:

“A potato walks into a bar and all eyes were on him!”

The potato joke was cited in a 2009 book and was first posted on Twitter on May 7, 2010.


Google Groups: aus.jokes
WHY NOT ADD A JOKE EVERY TIME YOU POST?
John Quinn
9/8/96
When you post to this newsgroup, add a joke for goodness sakes! I just read 20 messages and got 2 jokes. Get real!

A potato walks into a bar, says to the barman “Vodka on the rocks!” The barman says “Vodka?!! Don’t you know that’s made of potatoes, what are you a cannibal or something?!!!” The potato says “Ohmygod, potatoes?!! I never realised!!!! Just a packet of chips then thanks.”

History: I made this one up! smile

Twitter
John Bairen
‏@pound510
A potato walks into a bar and all eyes were on him!
10:32 PM - 7 May 2010

Google Books
The Best ‘A Man Walks Into A Bar’ Jokes
By Billy Brownless
ReadHowYouWant.com
2011 (Originally published in 2009)
Pg. 35:
A potato walks into a bar and all eyes are on him!

Google Books
Little Did I Know
By Mitchell Maxwell
Tamford, CT: Studio Digital CT, LLC
2011
Pg. ?:
Feston: “A potato walks into a bar and all eyes were on him.”

Twitter
Deluxe Nyeuthi
‏@Buggz79
A potato walks into a bar. All eyes were on him..
2:52 PM - 14 Jul 2011

Twitter
General Mwariama!!
‏@BuVick
Hehehe RT @Buggz79 A potato walks into a bar. All eyes were on him..
3:20 PM - 14 Jul 2011

Google Books
101 Amazing Jokes
By Jack Goldstein
Andrews UK Limited (andrewsuk.com)
2013
Pg. ?:
A potato walks into a bar…
all eyes were on him!

Google Books
Bob and Brenda’s New Joke Book
By Paul Gwilliam
Lulu Press, Inc. (Lulu.com)
2013
Pg. ?:
A potato walks into a bar and all eyes were on him.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityRestaurants/Bars/Bakeries/Food Stores • Friday, August 26, 2016 • Permalink


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